It’s good news for cannabis, and this time its’s federal, as The National Institutes of Health (NIH,) recently gave a five-year, $3.8 million grant to research cannabis’ effects on opioid addiction
Researching cannabis has been an issue for decades now, as it is still classified on a federal level as a ‘Schedule 1,’ akin to cocaine and heroin. The fact that a federal grant has been approved, marks a first for medical cannabis research in North America.
The grant, awarded to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, will look at the possibility of medical cannabis being used to wean opioid addicts off of their dangerous medication, in favor of cannabis. One of the main differences being that the study will use real medical-grade cannabis from licensed dispensaries in New